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Adventure in the city, support BOP, and taste specialty dishes at the Billion Oyster Crawl!

By Susannah Black
September 13, 2016

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On September 16, BOP is launching the second annual Billion Oyster Passport, to coincide with the kickoff to the Fifth Annual New York Oyster Week, a celebration of the role of the oyster in the history, culture, cuisine, ecology and economy of New York State.  The OysterHood, a community for oyster producers, distributors, chefs and oyster enthusiasts to share, learn and explore the world of oysters, is a presenting partner of the ongoing promotion.

Here’s how this works:

Step one: Get ahold of a Billion Oyster Passport.  That passport’s got the map above, plus listings for 22 dishes from 22 of New York City’s finest restaurants.

Step two: Between September 16 and October 22, go to as many of these restaurants as you can!  During this time, restaurants will donate one dollar per plate sold to BOP.

Pick up the passports at all participating restaurants and at all of the following New York Oyster Week and Partner Events:
Fri 9.16 NY Harbor Regatta & Regatta Bash

Sat 9.17 Brooklyn Oyster Riot

Sun 9.18 Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint

Wed 9.21 Cocktail Oysters

Fri 9.23 ShuckEasy

Sat 9.24 Old Seaport Oyster Revival

Sat 9.24 Submerge

Sun 9.18 Atlantic Antic

Wed 9.28 Merroir + Terroir

Sat 10.1 OystoberFest

Participating restaurants and dishes:

Crave Fishbar
428 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024
945 2nd Ave., NY, NY 10022
Half-dozen chilled oysters with gochujang tofu purée

Ed’s Chowder House
44 W 63rd St., NY, NY 10023
Oyster pan roast on the half shell — Blue Points, white wine, cream and breadcrumbs

Ocean Prime
123 W 52nd St., NY, NY 10019
Baked oyster bingo with lemon, garlic, bacon, creamed spinach

Oceana
120 W 49th St., NY, NY 10020
Oysters Rockefeller

L&W Oyster Co
254 5th Ave., NY, NY 10001
Smoked oyster succotash with smoked Long Island oysters, local corn, beans, pickled scapes, Rockefeller puree

Eataly
200 5th Ave., NY, NY 10010
Piazza: Ostriche Cesenatico/half-dozen batter-fried East Coast oysters in the style of Cesenatico
Pesce: Ostriche Arrosto/half-dozen East Coast roasted oysters with salsa verde and focaccia breadcrumbs
Ostriche: Daily selection of sweet, sustainable and briny East Coast oysters on the half shell

Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St., NY, NY 10003
Roasted Island Creek Oysters with peppers and leeks

Blue Water Grill
31 Union Square W., NY, NY 10003
East/West oyster platter with spicy cocktail sauce, mignonette, Holy Schmitt’s horseradish

Cull & Pistol
75 9th Ave., NY, NY 10011
Selection of half-dozen oysters on the half shell with quince and muscatel mignonette

The Green Table
75 9th Ave., NY, NY 10011
Sweet-onion custard, gently poached oysters topped with an apple mignonette

Bagatelle
1 Little W 12th St., NY, NY 10014
Huîtres gratinées with Champagne rosé sabayon

Virgola
28 Greenwich Ave., NY, NY 10011
111 E. 7th St., NY, NY 10009
221 Ave. B, NY, NY 10009
Oyster flight — a platter of the entire daily selection

BOBO
181 W. 10th St., NY, NY 10014
Half-dozen oysters with seasonal garnish

Jeffrey’s Grocery
172 Waverly Pl., NY, NY 10014
Grilled oysters with cornbread crumbs, bacon, jalapeño

ZADIE’S Oyster Room
413 E. 12th St., NY, NY 10009
Broiled oysters with sea lettuce, sofrito, Parmesan, black pepper

Aquagrill
210 Spring St., NY, NY 10012
Poached New York oysters topped with truffle crabmeat polenta and sevruga caviar

Grand Banks
Pier 25, NY, NY, 10013
Blue Point Number 9 oysters with roasted shishito peppers, cucumber and shiso

Midnights BK
149 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249
Oyster po’boy sliders — buttermilk fried oysters, Jersey tomatoes, shredded iceberg lettuce, Creole mustard aioli

Lighthouse
145 Borinquen Pl., Brooklyn, NY11211
Half-dozen oysters on the half shell with special sauce

Jack The Horse
66 Hicks St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Spring garlic butter-poached oysters with creamed corn, marinated shallots and panko

Grand Army
336 State St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Baked oysters with chipotle, breadcrumbs, lime

Brooklyn Crab
24 Reed St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Daily East Coast oysters with a blood orange mignonette topped with smoked salmon and crème fraîche